Contact:

  • Theo Sypris, Director
  • Midwest Institute
    P.O. Box 325
    Oshtemo, MI 49077

  • Ph: 269-488-4283
  • or 269-488-4534
  • Fax: 269-488-4458
The Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education(MIIIE) is a self-funded consortium of two-year colleges located in the Midwest region. Its primary objective is to support curriculum and professional development by organizing curriculum workshops, fall and spring conferences, overseas projects for faculty and students, assistance with grant development, provide faculty mentoring and professional networking.

Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education - headlines.

  • Sep.27th 2016:
    Week-long curriculum workshops are planned in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
    New Technologies and Global Implications (Friday-Sunday, November 4-6, 2016).
    Human Rights and Cultural Diversity (Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 2017).
    Human Migrations and Networks (Monday-Friday, August 7-11, 2017).
    Each workshop is limited to 15 faculty participants (Title VI funding).
    Each faculty will receive a $1,000 stipend for participation and development of a curriculum module.
    All lodging, meals, materials and programming will be provided.
    For an application and additional information, contact Theo Sypris.
  • Sep.27th 2016:
    The Midwest Institute is planning to submit two Fulbright GPA projects to the U.S. Department of Education for five weeks in summer 2017 to: India and Indonesia.
    For each project, 15 faculty will be selected to participate in the overseas trip and undertake curriculum and professional development.
    For an application and project information, contact Theo Sypris.
  • Sep.27th 2016:
    Starting in April 2011 thru May 2017, the Midwest Institute will offer a traveling exhibition on "The Evolution of Chinese Writing and Calligraphy" to colleges in our consortium. The exhibit includes 12 panels (6x3 feet) on the evolution of Chinese writing and 16 calligraphy frames (24x32 inches) of various styles.
    For an application to host the China exhibit, contact Theo Sypris.
  • Sep.27th 2016:
    24th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    Friday-Saturday, April 7-8, 2017
    at Ohio State University - Agricultural Technical Institute.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS
    •Global Education at OSU-ATI
    •How to Develop a Global/International Studies Program
    •Organizing Study Abroad programs
    •Pedagogy and Approaches to Global Education
    •Global Competition, Cooperation, or Conflict Issues in Courses
    •Infusing Environmental Issues in Courses
    •Curriculum Infusion on Global Sustainability
    •Global Trade and Finance Issues
    •Curriculum Modules on Africa or Asia for Survey Courses
    •Approaches and Pedagogy to Globalizing the Curriculum
    •Languages and Intercultural Communication
    •Global Poverty and Inequality
    •Global Healthcare and Education
    •Internationalization of Vocational-Technical programs
    •Global Norms, Values, and Human Rights
    •Electronic Resources for Global Education
    •International Students and Two-Year H.E. Institutions
    •Global Competencies
    •Business and Industry Partnerships for Global Projects
    •Global Modules on Food, Water, and Energy Issues
    •Collaboration with International Centers of Universities
    •Global Stewardship and Sustainability Projects
  • Sep.27th 2016:
    The Midwest Institute in collaboration with Michigan State University (African Studies & Asian Studies Centers) have a three-year project with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Title VI program, starting fall 2015.
    1) Select and support 15 faculty to develop curriculum modules on Africa or Asia.
    2) Share electronically resources and curriculum work via MSU's MATRIX platform.
    3) Develop two survey courses on Africa and Asia.

    For more information contact Theo Sypris (tsypris@kvcc.edu or 269-488-4283).